For Immediate Release
October 15, 2012

Kana Pipeline Awarded LEED Platinum-Designed Residential Contract

Birch Hills Apartment Homes Ground Breaking Ceremony

One of California's largest affordable housing developers, Jamboree Housing Corporation, has announced another ground breaking celebration being held Monday, October 15, 2012 at the site of their upcoming Birch Hills Apartment Homes in Brea, CA. Held by special invitation, this ceremony will take place at the project site, adjacent the Birch Hills Golf Course, located at 245 N. Kraemer Blvd., Brea, CA 92821.

Kana Pipeline began this project in early July, and once completed, will have installed well over 5,000 LF of sewer, domestic water, fireline and storm drainage underground pipeline infrastructure. "The most substantial portion of work for us is the drainage systems," indicated, Ken Cornell, Kana's Project Manager, "which will involve a proprietary system to harvest rainwater."

As part of the underground storm systems scope of work, Kana Pipeline coordinated efforts with Torrent Resources Incorporated, who is known for having revolutionized the drainage industry with their exclusive patented MaxWell™ Systems. This type of dry well system will help contribute to the Developer's ongoing commitment to sustainability in working towards achieving a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum rating for this project.

The Maxwell IV system, which has already been installed on this project, is a 1000-gallon dry well system, which will be used to treat drainage water before it seeps into the ground. According to Kevin White, Torrent's California Operations Manager, relying on Northern California water has repercussions that can make Southern California vulnerable by being reliant upon other, non-local water sources. Installing an infiltration system like this one at this site "allows us to capture, infiltrate and restore groundwater tables" added white, "making land more sustainable."

There will be a total of 115 homes, ranging from one to three bedroom garden-style apartment homes for families earning 30%-60% of the area media income (AMI) yearly. For example, a family of four earning $34,800 USD (30% AMI) will pay approximately $ 675/month in rent for their three-bedroom apartment. Rent is estimated between $502 and $1,427.00 per month based on family size and income level, and may vary based on annually published HUD rents for Orange County.

According to Jamboree, this Spanish-influenced development, which is part of the new La Floresta master-planned Community, will feature a 4,400 square-foot community recreation center, laundry facilities, and landscaped community spaces for outdoor recreation and garages for each resident.

Additionally, this new residential community will feature conference rooms, a media room, community kitchen, computer lab and classroom space in the community building. Outside, residents will come to enjoy a spa and pool, together with outdoor dining areas, tot lots and a community garden.

Many green features are also part of the design at these new homes, which include ENERGY STAR appliances, solar panels to common areas, water efficient toilets, tankless water heaters and efficient landscape irrigation and drought-tolerant plant materials.

This new residential community lies nicely within two miles access to the Brea Mall, Brea Public Library, bus service, and several parks nearby. While the majority of Kana Pipeline's underground pipeline work is nearly completed, the anticipated completion overall for this project is in September 2013.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release and to learn more, visit our website at https://www.kanapipeline.com or contact Media Relations.

Media Relations:
Eleni Christianson
Kana Pipeline, Inc.


About Kana Pipeline:
Kana Pipeline is a leading residential underground pipeline contractor in Southern California installing pipeline infrastructure for dozens of homebuilders throughout Southern California. Established 1984, Kana specializes in wet utility installation of sewer, water and storm drainage systems. Subsurface utility engineering is another division at Kana which specializes in locating and potholing existing underground utilities.


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